Carnegie Mellon University

Current Topics in Privacy Seminar

The Current Topics in Privacy Seminar is a three-credit course (17-702) taught in the Fall and Spring semesters. Members of the university community are invited to participate in the seminar even if they are not enrolled in the course. In this seminar course students will discuss recent papers and current public policy issues related to privacy. Privacy professionals from industry, government, and non-profits will deliver several guest lectures each semester. 

Members of the CMU community interested in receiving notifications about the seminars each week should contact the course instructor to request to be added to the email list. 

Instructors:  Professor Norman Sadeh and Timothy Libert

Time and location: Thursdays, 12:00-1:20 PM.  All seminars will be held in Hamburg Hall, 1002 (Unless otherwise noted).

08/29/19 - Introduction - Professor Norman Sadeh and Timothy Libert

09/05/19 - Summer Internship Reports, Part 1 *Note room change: This session will be held in Hamburg Hall 1006*

09/12/19 - Os Keyes, University of Washington "Dead Data"

9/19/19 - Summer Internship Reports, Part 2

09/26/19 - Haojian Jin, CMU "Bridging Privacy Expectation Gap Between Users and Companies"

10/03/19 - Norman Sadeh, CMU "Privacy in the Age of the Smartphones and the Internet of Things: Why it is Challenging and What we can Do About It"

10/10/19 -  Dhanuja Shaji, Snap "Next Generation Privacy Reviews"

10/17/19- Tae Wan Kim, CMU "Are Data Subjects Consumers, Workers or Investors?"

10/24/19 -Megha Arora, Palantir "Privacy Engineering in the Field"


11/6/19 - Movie Screening of "The Great Hack" featuring Q & A with David Carroll.  7-9 PM Rashid Auditorium

11/7/19 - David Carroll, Parsons, The New School

11/14/19 - Camille Cobb, CMU - "User-to-User Privacy in Social and Communications Applications"

11/21/19 - Solon Barocas, Cornell University - "Privacy Dependencies"

12/5/19 - Final Capstone Presentations (will be held in GHC 4405)